String of beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10 (?)
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/135/A

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1260

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of 28 beads including 4 Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads, 9 cylinder beads, 4 barrel beads, multiple ring beads of varying thickness, and one large cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/135/A. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition